Most people think communication is only for the office. They are wrong.
Most people think communication is opening your mouth and letting words tumble out in no particular order. They are wrong.

We use communication for every aspect of our lives. For it to be effective, it has to be purposeful and respectful. Communication is not only about words and speaking. It’s about listening, formulating thoughts that are easy to follow, pronunciation, self-talk, vocabulary, how you respond in any situation and many more elements.

Every time you open your mouth, you are creating an impression. What kind of impression are you giving? What kind of impression do you want to give? Think about it.

How you think about yourself is reflected in the words you use, the tone of your voice, your energy and enthusiasm levels. It reveals if you are confident, assertive, passive, subservient.

Is your communication matching your career goals or is there a disconnect? If you are not getting promoted or hired, it could be how you express yourself.

Ask for honest feedback from someone you trust and whose advice you value. Then start paying attention every time you speak.

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